Sadaf Hashimi

Sadaf Hashimi

Assistant Professor

University of Nebraska Omaha

Dr. Hashimi seeks to understand how our social networks form and shape our behaviors. Her research focuses on issues pertaining to policing and policy, peer influence and crime, and violence prevention and intervention efforts. Dr. Hashimi’s current projects center on the police role, including how the structure and composition of informal and formal officer relationships contribute to departmental culture and officer behaviors. She is also involved in prevention and intervention efforts to reduce at-risk behaviors, including criminal group and gang involvement, firearm use, and criminal recidivism. Dr. Hashimi’s research has been funded by the Department of Homeland Security, Public Safety Canada, the National Collaborative on Gun Violence Research, New Jersey’s Gun Violence Research Center and has appeared in outlets including the Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, Justice Quarterly, Criminology & Public Policy, Policing: An International Journal and Methodological Innovations.

To learn more about Dr. Hashimi’s research, check out her personal website.

Interests
  • Police culture and officer behaviors
  • Peer influence and crime
  • Social Network Analysis
Education
  • PhD in Criminal Justice, 2021

    Rutgers University

  • MA in Criminology, 2015

    Simon Fraser University

  • BA in Criminology, 2013

    Simon Fraser University

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